Nellie’s Nursery

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About Nellie’s Nursery

Name Nellie’s Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address Thickthorn Farm, Norwich Road, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3AU
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Norfolk
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The provider and her management team are committed to providing children with high-quality care and education. They continually reflect on ways to develop and improve the nursery further.

The views of parents, children and staff are valued to identify ongoing improvements. • Staff provide a warm and friendly environment. They are very caring and notice when children need extra comfort or a cuddle.

Children build secure emotional attachments with staff, which helps them to feel settled and very comfortable in the nursery. This has a positive effect on their emotional well-being. • Partnerships with parents are excellent.

Staff are very su...ccessful in engaging parents in their children's ongoing learning. Parents speak highly of the nursery. They comment positively on the communication from staff, such as the daily handover and regular newsletters.

• Books feature heavily throughout the environment and children access them readily. Staff use props to bring stories to life. This helps to boost children's enjoyment of books and supports their literacy skills in readiness for their move to school.

• Staff pay close attention to health and safety. They are vigilant and carry out daily checks to help ensure children benefit from safe surroundings. Children of all ages follow good hygiene routines.

Healthy eating is promoted well. Children experience sociable mealtimes and have opportunities to try new foods. • Occasionally, some routine activities do not help young children to sustain their high level of interest and engagement.

information about the children when they first start at the nursery to promote continuity

of care. Staff work closely with parents to support children as they move from one room to the next. Children behave well as staff are positive role models.

They praise children as they recognise their efforts and achievements. This helps to raise children's confidence and self-esteem. Staff are aware of children's special dietary needs and allergies.

Older children demonstrate good levels of independence as they feed themselves and clear away their plates afterwards. Children take part in a variety of events and celebrations, giving them a wider understanding of the world. Outcomes for children are good All children make at least good progress from their starting points.

They learn a variety of skills that stand them in good stead for their future learning and the eventual move on to school. For example, children begin to recognise their names in print and make marks using different tools, which helps to promote their early writing skills. Children use mathematical language as they play.

They respond well to instructions from staff and learn how to share and take turns. Babies delight in joining in with familiar rhymes. Children develop their personal care skills, relevant to their age and ability.

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